How to avoid toxic positivity in three simple steps and help those who are struggling
Understanding how toxic positivity can be problematic is critical to your recovery and imperative to creating meaningful change in the lives of others.
First off, what is toxic positivity? Toxic positivity is an attribute many people have and are unaware of; it involves false reassurances and the dismissal of negative emotions.
Four tips that can help first responders get better sleep
First responders are among the world’s most sleep-deprived professionals due to constantly working 12-16 hour shifts, dealing with work/life stresses, and often post-traumatic stress. Here’s four tips on how to get better sleep!
Learn how five seconds can help you relieve stress and anxiety
Making the time count that you do have to elevate your mental wellness is key, and that’s why we’re sharing with you a tool that meets you exactly where you are at and one you can access at any time of the day, no matter where you are.
Looking to set new intentions and clear negative energy at the same time? Here’s one way.
As we’ve just entered 2022, you still have time to set intentions for the new year; this is important for first responders. While you’re doing that, why not clear negative energy and elevate your wellness simultaneously? One natural remedy we recommend, where you can knock out old energy and set intentions for the new year, […]
Here’s why first responders delay addressing substance abuse and mental health struggles
Ever heard of disassociation? Well, it’s one of the biggest reasons why first responders delay asking for help. The life of a first responder is go, go, go – constantly on the move, balancing families, 80 to 100 hour work weeks, errands, personal projects, and more. It’s rough. But one thing that first responders are […]
Are you looking for balance? Here’s how first responders can find it during the holidays
As soon as the Thanksgiving holiday rolls around, it’s go, go, go throughout the season and that can become overwhelming very quickly. For a first responder, like yourself, you’re constantly on the go during your work-life; and it’s incredibly easy to lose balance amidst the slew of holidays that occupy our time and mental capacity. […]
Police officers can help prevent trauma from becoming PTSI with these tips
Did you know 30 percent of first responders develop mental health conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), which is 10 percent higher than the general population? More specifically, in May of 2018, the Department of Justice reported that an estimated 15 percent of police officers were suffering from PTSI. Responding to critical incidents […]
Learn the difference between high anxiety and an adrenaline rush
Often it’s difficult for an individual to tell the difference between high anxiety and an adrenaline rush. Both conditions cross intersect in terms of emotions and feelings experienced but are completely different. As a first responder, you’re likely familiar with experiencing exhaustion, along with surges of high energy. No matter how tired you are, when […]
Discover the mental health benefits of reading
Sitting down with a good book is a pastime that far too often tends to fade away when our lives get busy and take a more complex route. There are so many great benefits reading has on mental health, including reduced stress, assisting with relaxation, builds up the brain, strengthens the ability to empathize, reduces […]
Navigate through compassion fatigue with these coping mechanisms
Did you know compassion fatigue is real? Well, it is, and it negatively impacts millions of first responders every year. Although this detriment is not typically life-threatening, it can be quite debilitating, just like any other mental health implication. Constantly being inserted into the line of duty, you are prone to exhaust compassion every single […]